FUNDING for Oxley Highway intersection safety upgrades is among big ticket items in the NSW Budget for the Oxley electorate.
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey announced the 2021 Budget will continue to deliver funding for a range of much-needed infrastructure projects and community programs.
"Delivering the infrastructure our community needs continues to be a priority with $8.9 million in capital works funding," Ms Pavey said.
"We have allocated $14.1 million to continue safety, traffic and pavement improvements on Waterfall Way and another $1.8 million to complete intersection improvement works on the Oxley Highway at Wauchope.
"These investments and projects will not only make journeys safer, faster and more reliable - they will also create jobs as part of the NSW Government's plan for a prosperous, post-pandemic economy."
Ms Pavey said delivered projects include the Wauchope Public School upgrade and $6 million for the Long Flat Sewer Scheme.
In addition, $52 million was allocated towards the Fixing Country Bridges program to replace old timber bridges in Oxley.
"Fixing Country Bridges continues to be one of the hallmarks of the government and this funding will upgrade 113 bridges in Oxley," Ms Pavey said.
Oxley also received $101,000 through Boating Now Round 2.
Other Budget expenditure includes:
- Restart NSW Fund Programs and Projects for Oxley $56 million
- $465,000 for a range of projects under the Regional Cultural and Stronger Country Community Funds
- Bushfire Industry Recovery Package $10,000
"The 2021-22 NSW Budget takes the next step, looking beyond the pandemic to take our state from recovery to transformation, creating a better NSW for your family and your future," Ms Pavey said.
"We are investing to keep NSW COVID-safe and to keep our recovery going, investing in you with more support to help ease the cost-of-living pressures for families, and transforming our state with real reform for the future."